BYD will deliver 79 electric buses to Bergkvarabuss in Sweden

The best-selling BYD 12-metre eBus
The best-selling BYD 12-metre eBus

BYD keeps getting orders for its popular electric buses with LFP (LiFePO4) batteries that are completely cobalt-free. Nowadays, BYD’s production facility in Komárom, Hungary is extremely busy.

 

Skåne, Sweden – BYD, the world’s leading electric bus manufacturer, has won a major fleet order with Bergkvarabuss in Sweden – marking a notable new customer for BYD and the first time that BYD eBuses will be seen in service with the Skåne region public transport operator.

A total of 79 pure-electric emissions-free eBuses will include 12-metre models and also BYD’s latest Class-II 13-metre and Class-II 15-metre models. A number of the vehicles will be built at BYD’s production facility in Komárom, Hungary.

BYD has been awarded this substantial new order following Bergkvarabuss’s own successful contract win to supply public transport services in the areas of Söderslätt, Österlen and Nordväst in southern Sweden on behalf of the regional public transport authority, Skånetrafiken. Vehicle deliveries are scheduled to commence at the end of this year.

The order follows a number of significant fleet orders and deliveries announced by BYD in recent weeks and months.

The Bergkvarabuss order further strengthens BYD’s position as the leading supplier of electric vehicles in Sweden and throughout the Nordic region. More than 250 BYD eBuses are now in service in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, collectively clocking-up 25 million kms and reducing CO2 emissions by over 27,000-tonnes. A further 250 BYD eBuses are on order in the Nordic region.

BYD’s new 90-passenger low-entry 15-metre eBus model – 32 in total for Bergkvarabuss – offers a single-charge range of 400km (SORT-II) from its improved battery capacity. Bergkvarabuss has also ordered 43 of BYD’s latest low-entry 13-metre model. Both of these latest Class-II BYD models feature enhanced comfort and convenience for passengers, including under-seat lighting and additional USB-charging access points. The remaining four eBuses on the Bergkvarabuss order includes the latest version of BYD’s – and Europe’s – best-selling 12-metre model, featuring significant product upgrades which enhance productivity, safety and passenger experience.

 

While I praise BYD for producing electric buses, I would like to see more automakers do it. Hyundai did announce the production of a small electric bus last year, but we haven’t heard from it ever since…

 

 

More info:

https://bydeurope.com/article/370

Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. I’m tired of coups and wars for oil. My expectation is that the adoption of electric transportation will be a factor for peace and democracy all over the world.

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Matt
17 days ago

It is my impression that total cost of ownership is very close to price parity between diesel buses and eBuses in a city setting. If this is true the tipping point in terms of volume should be no more than a couple of years away. I’m glad that BYD is driving the marked forward, but I also hope that european manufactures get a piece of the pie.

Matt
15 days ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

Very useful – thank you…

Marcel
16 days ago
Reply to  Matt

I think TCO is one of the problems with e-bus adoption by North American municipalities, in that their capital costs are usually separated from running and maintenance costs, and they’re often forced to select the lowest bid when purchasing, so the diesel buses win out because they have the lowest sticker price.

Marcel
16 days ago

This is more good news. I always like e-bus and e-truck news, even if it’s boring, because not only do they greatly improve local air quality and public health, and help lower battery prices by increasing battery production capacity, but also because they are the fastest way to lower oil demand.
Once oil demand starts to fall, even by a few percent, the stock value of oil companies starts to plummet (just like coal companies) since their value is predicated on extracting 100% of their reserves. once stock value plummets, oil companies will have a much harder time borrowing money for capital projects, greatly reducing their profitability and future prospects. finally, this will greatly reduce their political influence.

j-pierre
13 days ago
Reply to  Marcel

Oil companies – Total, Shell , etc…, have rebranded themselves as “energy” companies, and have mostly shifted toward gas delivery. Will they be able to really transition towards renewables before their stocks plummet ?

Marcel
13 days ago
Reply to  j-pierre

That’s a good question. If they make that adjustment, who is going to be raising the capital for new exploration?

Are oil supplies going to contract because there isn’t the same massive amount of money going into finding new supply? Will existing supply be enough to keep up, or will oil prices become really volatile as expensive hard to get supply becomes necessary?

Will this drive more and more jurisdictions to realize that investing in electrified transportation is crucial for economic stability as oil prices bounce around and supply becomes unstable?